microembolism

noun
mi·​cro·​em·​bo·​lism | \ -ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce microembolism (audio) \

Medical Definition of microembolism

: a small embolus (as one consisting of an aggregation of platelets) that blocks an arteriole or the terminal part of an artery

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